The Austrian is looking forward to taking over the goalkeeping duties from the Italy international.
“Yes, I am a second choice but only compared to ‘Gigi’,” he told La Gazzetta dello Sport.
“Still, with such a shot-stopper ahead of me, I can’t have any pretensions. I can only learn from him, even though I am now edging closer to quitting football.”
The 32-year-old has been at Juve since 2008 and the Bianconeri are going through one of their most difficult patches since his arrival, losing two games on the trot between Serie A and the Champions League.
“In these moments you can see the solidity of a team,” he insisted.
“We will get out of this very soon.”
Juve welcome Catania to the Olimpico on Sunday in their final game of 2009.
Vince Masiello, Goal.com